i also have concerns with how he will treat women in the military. i want to make sure that he will be a leader for making sure we reduce the number of violence against women in the military. some estimates are 16,000 assaults or rapes a year in the missile. that has to end, and so we need to champion for women. we also need a champion for the full repeal of don't ask don't tell, and there's a lot of privileges that spouses of lgbt couples are not getting today. i need to know from him that he will not not advance the policies of the administration, with iran, with women, with lgbt and be a leader on those issues, and that's what's most important to me. i'm hopeful that this afternoon i will get some very clear, direct, and honest answers on those issues, and feel assured that he can lead our military in the direction it needs to go. >> thank you so much, senator. we hope to follow-up with you on that in the coming days after your meeting. thank you. >> next, in our daily fix, what challenges now await john kerry? the whole world, in fact. still ahead, equality on the frontlines.